Upcoming activities



IATF-Focused Peer Learning Session & Plant Tour

21 November 2018

The Durban Automotive Cluster Manufacturing Excellence Programme aims to enable improved operational competitiveness of member firms. Having facilitated IATF training for members earlier in 2018 the DAC has arranged a peer learning session to further support member firms in transitioning from the TS16949 standard to the IATF16949 standard.


Executive Development Programme 2018

28 November 2018

Led by one of South Africa’s leading automotive experts, Dr. Justin Barnes, the Durban Automotive Cluster invites senior automotive executives to attend the DAC’s Executive Development Programme, a full day seminar focusing on the critical technological disruptors likely to shape the future of the South African automotive industry.


Launching the 2019 DAC Graduate & Management Development Programmes

29 November 2018

The DAC invites member firms to a briefing on the various skills programmes running through the 2019 calendar year, including both the Management Development Programme, to be hosted at the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies, as well as the DAC’s Graduate Development Programme.


DAC Emerging Black-owned Supplier Matchmaking Forum

03 December 2018

The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) is committed to the development of Black-owned suppliers, the transformation of the automotive value chain and the deepening of local content levels. As part of the Localisation and Growth Programme and to support these goals, the DAC is hosting its inaugural Emerging Black-owned Supplier Matchmaking Forum on 03 December 2018 at the Riverside Hotel.

Through this Forum, the DAC aims to tackle the following issues:

  • Localisation
  • Transformation
  • Supplier Readiness

The DAC additionally aims to shortlist Black-owned firms to support to attend the NAACAM Show 2019, delivered in partnership with the DAC. If you are an emerging Black-owned, or established firm, interested in participating, please confirm your participation and the participants details by 23 November.

Fill out an application below by 23 November 2018 to participate